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A Pakistani jeep captured by the 3 Grenadier Regiment in the 1971 war, in Leh. The jeep which travelled with the regiment as a 'war trophy' across India, is now stationed in the unit's camp around 40 km from Leh.

PTI Photo

The Indo-Pak war ­surrender in 1971, a major national feat under Indira

A Bangladeshi driver trying to catch some sleep is reflected on the mirror of his three-wheeler taxi halted due to a traffic jam during a nationwide strike called by the main Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo

Ambulances carrying the bodies of Bangladeshi Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid leave the Central Jail after they were executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh executed the two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country's 1971 independence war.

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Journalists surround the car carrying family members of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, as they leave Central Jail after meeting Qamaruzzaman, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Bangladeshi opposition activists shout slogans after they burn a street vendor's cart as they clash with police during their protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Handmade bombs explode in front of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) party offices during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Bangladeshi police officials detain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawmaker Rehana Akhter Ranu during a nationwide strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP/PTI

Bangladesh's opposition lawmakers shout slogans as security officials stop them during a nationwide strike called by opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Bangladesh’s ruling party supporters and others gather for a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/Pavel Rahman

Bangladeshi protesters release balloons onto which letters written to the martyrs of the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan have been attached in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/Pavel Rahman

Bangladeshi activists participate in a candlelight vigil demanding the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes during the nation's independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP Photo/Pavel Rahman

Bangladeshi activists attend a rally to demand executions for people convicted of war crimes involving the nation's independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AP/PTI

September 17, 1965. Pakistan's Ayub v India's Shastri

Courtesy Time magazine, Time.com

August 2, 1971. "Pakistan Refugees" "Pakistan's Agony". Translated, it would mean Bangladesh [East Paistan] Refugees in India and Bangaldesh's agony.

Courtesy Time magazine, Time.com

December 20, 1971. "The Bloody Birth of Bangladesh"

Courtesy Time magazine, Time.com

December 6, 1971. Conflict in Asia: India v. Pakistan

Courtesy Time magazine, Time.com

FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi police officers escort Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami former chief Ghulam Azam, on wheel chair inside police van, to jail in Dhaka, Bangladesh. According to local news reports, a special tribunal indicted Azam on charges of crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

AP Photo/Zia Islam, File

Bangladesh Rifles personnel and Border Security Force personnel greet each other with sweets at the Akhaura Checkpost on the outskirts of Agartala on the anniversary of Vijay Diwas.

PTI Photo

Widows of martyrs of 1971 Indo-Pak war paying homage at the Amar Jawan on the 40th anniversary of Vijay Diwas.

PTI Photo

Corbis (From Outlook, December 26, 2011)

Bangladeshi children lie on bricks as they re-enact the killing of independence heroes on this day in 1971, at Rayer Bazar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh remembers the country's intellectuals who were killed on this day during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

AP Photo/Pavel Rahman

In this photograph provided by the Bangladesh government, the daughter-in-law of assassinated former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi (photograph behind) and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, second right, receives from Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, second left, the country's highest honor conferred posthumously on Indira in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left and Foreign Minister Dipu Mony, right also seen.

AP/PTI

Army soldiers play at the base of martyrs column, to pay tribute to war heroes on Vijay Divas in Calcutta. Vijay Divas is celebrated to mark India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war to liberate Bangladesh.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

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